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Welcome to USD

President Lyons congratulates and welcomes you to the USD community!
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Welcome to the University of San Diego!

The University of San Diego is a Changemaker Campus following its own path, charting its own course. We need students who can help us remain true to our Catholic identify and social-thought mission while creatively collaborating with others to help solve the world’s most intractable problems. Allow me to be the first to congratulate you on your acceptance and welcome you to our community of students who embrace our challenge to change the world!

Since 1949, USD has grown from a local college with 50 students and a handful of professors to a nationally ranked Catholic university with more than 55,000 alumni around the globe.

As a distinguished Changemaker campus, our entrepreneurial and innovative academic programs will ensure that you will find a course of study that ignites your intellectual passion. Your coursework in and outside of the classroom, and across disciplines, will help you develop your critical thinking skills.

By choosing USD, you will receive an exceptional faith-based liberal arts education. Here, your college experience will afford you freedom and space to reflect and grow as you form lifelong attachments and shape your core values and personal beliefs.

Again, congratulations on your acceptance! I look forward to meeting you in September. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (619) 260-4506.


Mary E. Lyons, PhD